Often, telling the time is very practical when we do it in the language we grew up listening to, but a very different task is to do it in another language like English, in this article we will learn the hours in Portuguese and English and phrases to help us fix .
The hours in Portuguese and English are not EXACTLY like in Portuguese, words are used to define round times and half times, let's learn those words.
O'clock = Used with Round, Exact hours (it is our “sharp”)
Quarter = A quarter of an hour (15 'round' minutes)
A quarter to #NULL!
A quarter past = (hour) and 15 minutes
Half past = (hour) and a half
There is no secret to tell us the hours, to speak the numbers we use them in cardinal form, if you have not learned click On here and learn the numbers, but if you have already done that we will observe how to use the hours and how these hours behave in sentences, pay close attention that we have rules that must be obeyed in relation to the words we learned above, we will see these rules .
Rules with the hours
We use the A quarter to this way:
A quarter to + next time
12:45 = It's a quarter to one = (ie 15 for one o'clock in the afternoon)
We use the A quarter past this way:
A quarter past + schedule
6:15 = It's a quarter past six
OR Six and quarter (in both cases they mean six and fifteen)
We use the Half past this way:
Half past + schedule
22:30 = Half past ten
We use the O'clock this way:
hour + O'clock
20:00 = Ten o'clock
8:00 = Eight o'clock
As we saw it is not difficult, everything is a matter of custom and good understanding, but we have other points to note.
Numbers below minutes are used with past.
6:20 = Twenty past six
18:20 = Twenty past six
5:11 = Eleven past five
17:10 = Ten past five
When there are only a few minutes left for a certain hour, we use To.
Minutes left+to+second time
10:55 = five to eleven (That is 'five to eleven')
00:00 = Midnight: Midnight
12:00 = Midday: Midday
PM: Post Meridiem = after noon.
AM: Ante Meridiem = before noon.
NOTE: The hours in Portuguese and English can also be spoken by numbers in full, for example we can say: 6:45 = It's = six and forty-five, in Portuguese and English it is common to use PM and AM
What time is it? = What time is it?
It is (contracted It's) half past six = It's 6:30 pm.
I will be at work at a quarter past three = I will go to work at 15:15.
I wake up at ten o'clock = I wake up at 10 in the morning.